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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jun 30, 2007 5:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Ms. Betty Cantor-Jackson, her boards, and the law

Much has been written about Betty, and well it should be. The woman became a truly fine engineer during her tenure with the Dead. But you have to understand that, as often happened, the overloards treated her like shit and didn't pay her for much of her work. When the twin live 1980 l.p.s were released, they were done without giving Betty the promised credit and pay for her work. She needed the money to make payments on her house, which was foreclosed upon as a result. She has been quoted as saying that she did not want to bring this up with Jerry as he was already hassle with too much crap.

The machines and tape that she used were paid for by her--not the band--so she legally owned the tapes. This includes all those Betty Boards from 1976-1977. She stored them in a warehouse until she could no longer make the monthly rent payments (she had some, uh, personal demons), so she forfeited on the lease and the owner auctioned off her goods. Most of the tapes made it into one set of hands, and these were slowly let loose on the public. These included the Cornell tapes.

DP 34 does not carry an engineering credit. A few other 1977 DPs do (Atlanta). It would seem that some of the material either landed in the Dead's Vaults which some did not, or the front office did the same thing they did to a reluctant Owsley--they ripped her off.

Anyway, possession being 9/10 of the law, some boards are "in the Vault"--meaning can be legally released, while some are in legal limbo. Assuming Cornell to be in limbo, son't expect to see it at your local Walmart next week.

Ditto for "Sunshine Daydream." The Dead gave permission for a bunch of film students to videotape the show. The Dead do not own release rights to same. I'm sure--or I hope--that someday they will clean it up, find more bits and pieces, and let it loose through GDP.

This is a list of Betty Boards of the G.D.:


Grateful Dead
02.18.71 Portchester, NY, whole show, Dolby A decoded
02.19.71 Portchester, NY, whole show, Dolby A *not* decoded
02.20.71 Portchester, NY, whole show, Dolby A decoded
02.21.71 Portchester, NY, whole show, Dolby A decoded
02.23.71 Portchester, NY, whole show, Dolby A decoded
02.24.71 Portchester, NY, whole show, Dolby A decoded
04.05.71 Manhatten Center, whole show, Dolby A decoded
04.06.71 Manhatten Center, whole show, Dolby A decoded
04.07.71 Boston Music Hall, whole show, Dolby A *not* decoded
04.08.71 Boston Music Hall, whole show, Dolby A decoded
12.14.71 Ann Arbor, MI, whole show
05.04.72 Paris, Fr, 1st set only
05.07.72 Bickershaw Festival, Other One to end of show
08.21.72 Berkeley, CA, 2nd set only
08.22.72 Berkeley, CA, 2nd set only
08.25.72 Berkeley, CA, 1st 45 minutes only
08.27.72 Veneta, OR, beginning of show through most of Dark Star
03.16.73 Nassau Coliseum, 1st set through middle of Playing, beg. of Dew to end
03.21.73 Utica, NY, whole show, water damage on tapes causes some distortion
03.22.73 Utica, NY, 1st set plus very end of Other One to end
03.24.73 Philadelphia, PA, Bobby McGee to end of show
03.28.73 Springfield, MA, WRS Prelude to end of show
05.26.73 Kezar Stadium, whole show
06.22.73 Vancouver, BC, beg. of show through most of Other One
08.00.73 Wake of the Flood outtakes
06.10.76 Boston Music Hall, whole show
06.11.76 Boston Music Hall, whole show
06.14.76 Beacon Theater, whole show
06.15.76 Beacon Theater, whole show
various parts of the above four shows, intercuts
06.29.76 Chicago, Ill, whole show
02.26.77 San Bernadino, CA, whole show, DBX type I decoded
05.05.77 New Haven, Conn, whole show, DBX type I decoded
05.07.77 Boston Gardens, whole show, DBX type I decoded
05.08.77 Ithaca,NY, whole show, DBX type I decoded
05.09.77 Buffalo, NY, whole show, DBXtype I decoded
09.28.77 Seattle, Wash, middle of Jack Straw to end of show, DBX type I decoded
09.29.77 Seattle, Wash, whole show, DBX type I decoded
10.01.77 Portland, Ore, whole show, DBX type I decoded
10.02.77 Portland, Ore, whole show, DBX type I decoded
04.06.78 Tampa, Fla, Good Lovin through end of show
04.07.78 Hollywood, Fla, whole show
04.08.78 Jacksonville, Fla, whole show
04.10.78 Atlanta, GA, whole show
04.11.78 Atlanta, GA, whole show
04.12.78 Duke University, whole show
04.14.78 Virginia Tech, whole show
04.15.78 William & Mary College, whole show
04.16.78 Huntington, WVa, whole show
07.07.78 Red Rocks, whole show
07.08.78 Red Rocks, whole show
12.31.78 Winterland, Me and My Uncle through end of show
04.22.79 San Jose, CA, middle of Estimated through middle of Around & Around
09.27.80 Warfield Theater, Acoustic set
10.04.80 Warfield Theater, Acoustic set
10.06.80 Warfield Theater, Acoustic set
10.09.80 Warfield Theater, Acoustic set, and 1st 45 min of 1st set
10.10.80 Warfield Theater, Acoustic set
10.11.80 Warfield Theater, Acoustic set
10.13.80 Warfield Theater, Acoustic set

link:


http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=181.0

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Poster: Scrim Date: Jun 30, 2007 4:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ms. Betty Cantor-Jackson, her boards, and the law

I've read that there was some pretty strong sexism within the Dead organization back in the days.

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Jun 30, 2007 3:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ms. Betty Cantor-Jackson, her boards, and the law

Ok, what is it you guys like about Betty Boards?

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Jun 30, 2007 3:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ms. Betty Cantor-Jackson, her boards, and the law

the sonic quality.the perfect mix of everyone.the instruments are defined and clear and the vocals are blended just right.just listen to regular sbds here on the archive..bob's low in the mix,jer's vocals are to high,phil is to low in the mix etc..you rarely have that problem with betty boards though some do exist with minor problems.just compare a her sbds to not cantor boards you'll notice the big difference.

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Jun 30, 2007 5:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ms. Betty Cantor-Jackson, her boards, and the law

I find Jerry too low in the mix in the Betty boards.

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Poster: deadhead66 Date: Jun 30, 2007 8:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Betty Boards

Here's a link to a site dedicated to the Betty Boards:

http://www.nii.net/~obie1/deadcd/betty_board_info.htm

Best,
deadhead66

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Jun 30, 2007 8:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ms. Betty Cantor-Jackson, her boards, and the law

Great post. To many if not most of us, the Betty Boards remain the creme de la creme of Dead bootlegs. I remember my jaw hitting the floor the first time I heard one (10/2/77)-nothing in my collection at the time remotely approached it in terms of clarity, depth, and sonic punch.

As an aside, if it were my home on the line I wouldn't have hesitated to bug the hell out of Jerry about it, hassles or no hassles.

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Jun 30, 2007 10:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ms. Betty Cantor-Jackson, her boards, and the law

betty with bob and jim furman who by the way started his own company furman sound which a lot of different bands use his equipment.furmansound.com for more about that Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Jun 30, 2007 12:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ms. Betty Cantor-Jackson, her boards, and the law

Zane Kesey has a remastered version of the Sunshine Daydream movie! It is shown at independent film festivals and used to raise money for the Rex Foundation. The finished product exists now. Its anybodys guess when it will be released on DVD

I would buy it myself because the bootlegs are incomplete and look like shit...

This post was modified by cousinkix1953 on 2007-06-30 19:08:47

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Poster: high flow Date: Jun 30, 2007 12:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ms. Betty Cantor-Jackson, her boards, and the law

Nice thread. Very informative.

I met Betty once. She was a friend of a co-worker at Southwest Airlines. The two of them were headed to New Orleans for Jazzfest and he brought her to my Gate and introduced us.

Funny thing was, Kevin(my co-worker, Betty's friend), was no Deadhead. None of "that" mattered to him. Quite amusing.

Kevin once told me that Betty was remarkably intelligent, and that she could solve complex puzzles w/ ease.

That is less than .02 cents.....keep the change!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 30, 2007 7:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ms. Betty Cantor-Jackson, her boards, and the law

Very nice post, GOP. My primary tenure with the boys was thus with her (74-82), and I always looked for her acknowledgement on their releases (somehow, having a "Betty" seemed cool).

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jun 30, 2007 8:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ms. Betty Cantor-Jackson, her boards, and the law

You don't hear about "Owsley boards" or "Healy boards"--or any of the others. Betty was amazing.

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Poster: Freekquency Date: Jun 30, 2007 10:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ms. Betty Cantor-Jackson, her boards, and the law

You don't hear about "Owsley boards" or "Healy boards"--or any of the others. Betty was amazing


BB's are a true blessing. But there are some who love Healy's matrix tapes. (me for one).

There was always something about a decent aud. that reminded me of sitting there, with strange conversation, dancers, faces, colors (hehe) all around me that those tapes brought out. And the matrix mix might not have done that perfectly but hearing the crowd at certain joyous moments of splendor to me is gold.

Dont be dissin the Wiz. :)